Have you ever participated in a Walk for Food Allergy event? Have you ever asked somebody why they walk? They walk, because they know or love someone with food allergies. They walk because they want raise funds to help the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) to educate the public and find a cure for food allergies. They walk to save a life!
Food allergy afflicts as many as 15 million Americans including about 6 million children.
FAAN is a non-profit organization provides information and educational resources about food allergy to patients, their families, schools, health professionals, pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, and government officials.
Walk for Food Allergy events, which have raised more than $14 million for education, research, advocacy, and awareness programs since 2004, bring together families, educators, healthcare professionals, and corporate partners. Training materials for schools and restaurants, clinical studies such as oral immunotherapy, and community outreach grants are just a few of the programs that have been funded as a result of FAAN’s Walk for Food Allergy. FAAN has set a goal to raise at least $2.4 million through its Walks in 2012.
Findings from research studies have been used to change federal and state laws, improve the daily lives of individuals with food allergy, raise public awareness, improve school policies, and provide education for patients, caregivers, and health professionals.
The Walk for Food Allergy will be held in the following cities:
Come join us for the 2012 FAAN Walk for Food Allergy.
Sept. 16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sept. 22 Austin, TX
Northern Virginia, VA
Sept. 23 Baltimore, MD
Sept. 29 Charlotte, NC
Triangle Area, NC
Sept. 30 Chicago, IL
Oct. 6 Detroit, MI
Las Vegas, NV
Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 7 Miami, FL
Oct. 13 California Bay Area, CA
Oct. 14 Lincoln, NE
Long Island, NY
Oct. 21 Ridgewood, NJ
Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 3 San Diego, CA
Nov. 10 Tampa, FL
Virginia Beach, VA
Nov. 17 Dallas, TX
Dec. 1 Phoenix-Tempe, AZ
You can also sign up for a walk in your area, if you are interested.
Find out the nearest events to you: http://www.foodallergywalk.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_locations_by_state
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